This is one of those tricky situations where a player thinks he’s praising himself and his new team, but it really comes out sounding much worse than he might have meant.
EJ Manuel, the Bills’ first-round quarterback, said Buffalo’s offense is easier to learn than the pro-style offense he ran at Florida State. That may be because Buffalo’s head coach and offensive coordinator are coming from the college ranks at Syracuse.
“The funny thing is, it’s easier to learn than the offense I had at Florida State,” Manuel told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “It’s a true West Coast-type progression offense. That’s really what I wanted when I was coming through the pre-draft process. I wanted something that I could just go in and say one, two, three, four, five, check it down and run it. That’s it. It’s that simple. I love it.”
Manuel is catching on to the Bills’ offense quickly because it’s so simple. From what Manuel is saying, he should have no problem starting right away under Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett.
“I’ve done great. The learning curve for me is a lot shorter simply because of what I had at Florida State,” Manuel said. “[The Seminoles’ offense is] more complex and a little bit harder to catch on and learn. This offense is very simple. I’ve done a great job with it.”
Well, if it’s that easy, one would think NFL defenses will have no problem picking it apart as well. The Bills will play the Patriots Week 1 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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